Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

A newly opened trekking Trail with the supporting and promoting from Nepal Tourism Board and local peoples. The Tsum Valley Trail was explored in 2008. This valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage place that lies in Gorkha district. Tsum word was derived from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means “Vivid”. The trails heads up with the valley of the Budhi Gandaki River with amazing views of the Himalaya. Tsum Valley a Traditional Tibetan valley, which includes Gompa (Buddhist Monasteries), Chortens, Mani Walls. Tsum valley in bound with Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Baudha Himal Ranges. There is no doubt that Tsum Valley is full of natural beauty, but also rich in ancient art, culture and religion.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing & Information of the Tip
  • Day 3 : Drive From Kathmandu to Arughat (570m)
  • Day 4 : Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (890m)
  • Day 5 : Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m)
  • Day 6 : Trek from Machha Khola to Dobhan (1070m)
  • Day 7 : Trek from Dobhan to Philim: 6 hours (1570m)
  • Day 8 : Trek from Philim to Chumling (2363m)
  • Day 9 : Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m)
  • Day 10 : Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m)
  • Day 11 : Trek from Nile to Mu Gumpa(3700 m)
  • Day 12 : Extra day for excursion/ Explore Day
  • Day 13 : Trek back to Rachen Gumpa (3240m)
  • Day 14 : Trek from Rachen Gumpa to Dumje (2440m)
  • Day 15 : Trek from Dumje to Gumba Lungdan (3200m)
  • Day 16 : Ganesh Himal Base camp (4150m) to Gumba Lungdan
  • Day 17 : Trek from Gumba Lungdan to Ripchet (2468m)
  • Day 18 : Trek from Ripchet to Philim (1570m)
  • Day 19 : Trek from Philim to Tatopani (975m)
  • Day 20 : Trek from Tatopani to Soti Khola (890m)
  • Day 21 : Trek from Soti Khola to Aarughat (550m)
  • Day 22 : Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu
  • Day 23 : Final day at Kathmandu
  • Day 24 : Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA)
    After landing in International Airport our representative will greet you and took to your booked hotel. Relaxing for few hours our Local guide will take you for short walk around Old Town and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Evening you will be invited for Welcome Dinner at our own Hotel. Overnight Sleep at hotel.
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing & Information of the Tip
    After having breakfast at Hotel start to visit Kathmandu valley, this day you will be taken to Swayambhunath(monkey temple), and Boudhanath with our local guide. Afternoon meeting with trekking guide, check the trekking gears. Overnight sleep at Hotel.
  • Day 3 : Drive From Kathmandu to Arughat (570m)
    Early in the morning having Tea or Coffe you will drive for Dhading Besi and continune to Arughat. Overnight stay at Arughat.
  • Day 4 : Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (890m)
    This trail continue by flowing Budhi Gandaki river up and dowm till Soti-Khola. Most of this step is easy walking along a flat road while scenery of landscapes, mesmerizing view of mountain, waterfalls and greenery as well as you pass through several villages with mixed communities. After walking 5-6 hrs you will rest this night. Overnight rest at Soti Khola.
  • Day 5 : Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m)
    You will leave Soti Khola soon your route goes into a rougher with ups and down with several rocky parts. Your walk goes on by viewing two valley divided by Budhi Gandaki which is very nice to see. Some parts of the trail seems full of obstacle so need more attention. Continous trek for 5-6 hrs finally you will reach at Machha Khola (Fish Khola). You are free for fishing in this river and hope to get few fishes for dinner. Overnight stay atMachha Khola.
  • Day 6 : Trek from Machha Khola to Dobhan (1070m)
    The trail from Macha Khola to Dobhan includes steeps and passing through Tatopani. You climb a well – crafted staircase over a ridge to Doban. Doban lies at the confluence of the Shiar Khola, which flows from the east, and the Sarpu khola, which flows from the west. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 7 : Trek from Dobhan to Philim: 6 hours (1570m)
    The trails climbs on a rugged rocky trail. Treks goes on uo hill crossing bridge of Yaru Khola.. We get good views of Sringri himal as we continue up to the village of Philim at 1550m.This is a large Gurung village with fields of corn and millet. There are several good campsites and we set up camp surrounded by alder, blue pine and poplar trees.
  • Day 8 : Trek from Philim to Chumling (2363m)
    We take the trail up through Philim, Taking the left hand trail across the suspension bridge will take you to larke pass on the Manaslu route. Descend through beautiful forest, crossing start to traverse north through pines and rhododendrons, still climbing and with very steep slopes. The hidden valley of Tsum stretches enticingly ahead. In Philim the landscape was very spread out but now you are trekking through a canyon with some exceptionally tall pine trees and beautiful grasslands hugging the mountain side.
  • Day 9 : Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m)
    From Chumling We continue our trek up the valley to Dumje. There is a trail that leads off South Easterly that takes you to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. From here we can also see spectacular views of the several peaks to the south-west. Chhokangparo which is part of the Upper Tsum valley is a village situated on flat land and made up of two settlements Chhekam and Paro. Some households in this village sill practice polyandry. Overnight at Chhokangparo.
  • Day 10 : Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m)
    From Chhokangparo we trek to Nile/ Chulle. This is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. Head east through small villages and past a local school, climb over a ridge of Chortens and past Lamagaon (3202m) through the flat fields, looking across the extensive crops and river to the huge courtyard of the Rachen Gompa (3240m). Climb up and visit Milarepa’s Cave (Piren Phu), where the bringer of Buddhism to Tibet is reputed to have meditated. On the way we pass the Piren Phu cave. Piren Phu (pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley. There are two separate gumbas attached to the rocky cave. Richly painted Buddhist murals, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhists paper scripts make this cave one of the most important socio-cultural asset in the valley. Beautiful views can be had of the Shiar Khola, Rachen Gumba, the mountains and settlements amidst vast agricultural land. Head upstream to cross the bridge and climb to Nile and Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 11 : Trek from Nile to Mu Gumpa(3700 m)
    From Nile the trail gradually ascends to Mu Gumpa, the largest monastery in the region with over 100 monks and an ancient gompa visited by David Snellgrove (Himalayan Pilgrimage) in 1956. Mu Gumba is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. The monastery is run by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangin sect. The monastery houses religious books, including Kangyur, a life sized statue of Avalokiteshwara, and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. Dephyudonma Gumba is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley and is situated in the rugged mountains, a 2 hr walk from the village of Chhule and Nile. The history of this monastery is directly associated with the dawn of Buddhism in the valley. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 12 : Extra day for excursion/ Explore Day
    After tea or coffe We take a hike up Mu Gumba and reach the base of Pika Himal (4865m).We are quite close to Tibet and get a good view of the Tibetan peaks as well as the Ganesh Himal range. After the exploration of wholeday. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 13 : Trek back to Rachen Gumpa (3240m)
    From Mu Gumba we continue the trail to Rachen Gumba, a nunnery. Upper Tsum Valley is a separate world where nature, people and spirit co-exist in harmony. The people here never slaughter animals, not even as sacrifice to the gods as is customary in many parts of the world. Rachen Gumba was established in the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum valley. The interiors of this monastery are richly painted with murals depicting Buddhism and its history as well as a brightly colouredcarved throne and pillar, and a large prayer wheel. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 14 : Trek from Rachen Gumpa to Dumje (2440m)
    An easy walk today with plenty of time for Photography as well as for scienic view, as we proceed down the valley.There are many small villages worth exploring along the way otherwise Dumje is also small about eight houses and some adjoining cattle sheds. Overnight at Dumje.
  • Day 15 : Trek from Dumje to Gumba Lungdan (3200m)
    Trek continous for 5-6hrs to reach at Gumba Lungdan. After crossing Dhumje, has a Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and school. Climb very steeply on an indistinct track through pines and rhododendrons until the track starts traversing at a mani wall with prayer flags. Finally, in the pine forest, take an uphill trail and make a steep zigzag climb through huge silver pines to reach Gumba Lungdang (3200m). Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 16 : Ganesh Himal Base camp (4150m) to Gumba Lungdan
    Crossing the Laudang Khola to the west bank on a rickety wooden bridge and climb steeply through pines and rhododendrons on a ridge. Takes about 4 hours to reach Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4150m), exploring around base camp with close view of Ganesh Himal and we will be back to Gumba Lungdan for overnight. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 17 : Trek from Gumba Lungdan to Ripchet (2468m)
    Trek back to Ripchet. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 18 : Trek from Ripchet to Philim (1570m)
    Trek back to Philim. On the way we pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 19 : Trek from Philim to Tatopani (975m)
    Trek to Tatopani (hot spring) where there are hot water spouts under the sheer cliffs that provide a delightful evening shower. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 20 : Trek from Tatopani to Soti Khola (890m)
    Trek back to Soti Khola. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 21 : Trek from Soti Khola to Aarughat (550m)
    Trek back to Aarughat. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 22 : Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu
    Finally this day you will drive to Kathmandu from Arughat.
  • Day 23 : Final day at Kathmandu
    This day is your free day. If you wish to go for tour, Our guide will help you. You are free to buy gifts and souvenir for your friends and relatives. Overnight Farewell Dinner will organized and last Sleep at the Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal.
  • Day 24 : Final Departure
    Our representative you will drop you at International airport for your next destination.

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Airport, Hotel picks up and drops by private vehicle.
    • Tourist Standard Twin-Sharing Basis with Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • Guided tour of the city in Private vehicle mentioned on the itinerary.
    • Private vehicle during the trip depend on the itinerary.
    • Welcome Dinner and Farewell dinner.
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided during the trek.
    • Tea and Coffee during the trip.
    • Accommodation in tea house/ lodge during the trip.
    • Camping equipments and Kitchen equipments as well as mattress, Toilet, Tent, Shower, Dinner Tent, Dining Tables will be provided.
    • All entrance fees and permit as well as government tax or charges during the trip.
    • Experienced and well trained guides and porters (1 porters for 2 trekkers).
    • First Aid kits.
    • Accidental and medical insurance of Guide and Porter.
    • Trekking Map.
    • Duffle Bags if it's necessary.
    • Rubbish disposal.
  • Excludes
    • All meals and dinner except welcome and farewell dinner.
    • Travel Insurance
    • Nepal entry Tourist Visa fee.
    • International Airfare, Airport taxes as well as extra baggage charges
    • Personal trekking gears and equipments
    • Personal stuff such as electronic device, phone call, internet charges, essential drugs, telephone and its charge etc.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water and hot shower, cold drinks.
    • Laundries.
    • Tips for Trekking Guide and Porter (not mandatory)
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • In case of further stay due to Natural calamities or disaster such as political unrest, landslides, cancellation of flight due to weather, strikes, accident etc.

Map of Trip

Tsum Valley

Trip Facts

  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Duration: 24 Day(s)
  • Max. Altitude: 4150m
  • Grade :
  • Rating: Popular
  • Region: Manaslu Region
  • Activity:Sightseeing, Camping Trek, Photography
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